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May 2021

Music In The Westcountry (Music Section)

Sun. 23 May 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Professor Stephen Banfield will give us some Devon context drawn from his recent book "Music In The Westcountry: Social and Cultural History Across an English Region". Important…

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Talk: Harland & Wolff (Appledore) and AGM 2021 (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 28 May 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

Postponed from 9 April due to unforeseen business reasons. To be held by Zoom video conferencing John Wood, CEO of InfraStrata will be talking about Harland & Wolff (Appledore). He sees “Appledore playing a…

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Prehistoric Britain, and the Visual Arts (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 29 May 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing  An illustrated talk to be given by the leading art historian Professor Sam Smiles, of Plymouth and now Exeter Universities. Important notes If you would like to…

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June 2021

A Devon Jazzman (Music Section)

Wed. 9 June 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A Devon Jazzman – music and chat with Craig Milverton. Important notes If you would like to join this event, please contact the Organiser (details below). You…

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What really is Devon’s housing need? (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 10 June 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk entitled "What really is Devon's housing need?" to be given by Penny Mills, the Director of Devon CPRE,  and Dr Phillip Bratby. Devon CPRE (Campaign…

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Transhumance and Smart Longhouses on Dartmoor (Buildings Section)

Thu. 17 June 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

Open to all – to be held by Zoom video conferencing. John Thorp, buildings archaeologist, will give a talk on one of Devon’s most quintessential building forms “Transhumance and Smart Longhouses on Dartmoor”. The…

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Quaternary Glaciation in the Mediterranean Mountains (Geology Section)

Sat. 19 June 2021 at 10:30 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Full title: “Quaternary Glaciation in the Mediterranean Mountains: from Morocco to Montenegro”. A talk by Professor Phil Hughes (University of Manchester) Important notes If you would like…

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Challenges Facing Heritage Rail (IA Section)

Tue. 22 June 2021 at 10:30 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Steve Oates entitled “Challenges Facing Heritage Rail in 2021 and Beyond....” Heritage railways attract some 13 million visitors each year; they retain and nurture…

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Islam and the work of Exeter Mosque and the Muslim community of Devon (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 25 June 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Islam and the work of Exeter Mosque and the Muslim community of Devon - Imam Kawsar Ahmed and Yousuf Hindess, Community Outreach - Exeter Mosque Management Team.…

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July 2021

Mary Anning, the Fossil Woman (Geology Section)

Sat. 3 July 2021 at 10:30 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Mary Anning, the Fossil Woman by Tom Sharpe (author and formerly Curator of Palaeontology and Archives at the National Museum of Wales). It has been said that…

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The History of Haldon Belvedere (History Section)

Wed. 7 July 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

Haldon Belvedere, Haldon, Devon Public domain To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Sue Knox. Sue is a retired doctor and Red Coat Guide. She has lived within a couple of…

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The Serge Trade in Devon (IA Section)

Thu. 22 July 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Peter Maunder. Devon's serge trade has received relatively little attention from modern historians and remains poorly understood. Based on his research into the cloth…

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